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Hibiscus Andersonii



This bushy, woody shrub has glossy green, dentate, alternate leaves and bright red flowers.


An ornamental plant from the Old World tropics, hibiscus is now common in the neotropics, where it grows in backyards and patios at lower levels.


In the neotropics, the hibiscus is very popular as a decorative plant. Some people eat the nutritious leaves and flowers or use them as medicine. The leaves make an interesting addition to any salad; the colorful flowers, which are also edible,are used to decorate servings of food. The leaves also provide relief for painful menstrauation. (Information taken from Ed Bernhardt's book Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica) - The picture is mine

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JungleLoveMamasita 10 years ago

Hi AshishNimkar, I just read your comments. I will check out the link you left me. thank you for that by the way.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hibiscus originated from Central America.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Binomial name is Hibiscus Genus or Hibiscus Andersonii.

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Sep 14, 2011

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